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Vacations and World Travel Visiting our beautiful city? Come stay at the Arbutus Vista - Vancouver's Bed & Breakfast.
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Old 08-08-2017, 10:16 AM   #26
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folks, better to exchange cad > thb here or in thailand? banks or exchange places in thailand?
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Lyft (their version of Uber) is a lifesaver in Thailand, where taxis VERY often rip tourists off, or don't bother giving you a ride. Most things are very cool in Thailand, very nice, and accommodating for toursits. Taxi drivers are the exception.

Lyft will often be cheaper than a taxi in Bangkok (other smaller cities it'll be more) but at the very least, you know exactly what the fare is going to be, and well, you will actually get a ride.

Tuktuks can be OK for very short rides, but are smelly, you breathe in so much pollution, and they can be dangerous
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folks, better to exchange cad > thb here or in thailand? banks or exchange places in thailand?
Use the ATMs. Just withdraw the max amount each time which was 20,000 baht if I remember correctly. They give good rates, basically the same as if you went on Google or VBCE and used their daily conversion.
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Yup ATM is the way to go for international currency. Taking a bunch of cash and trading it in is so outdated

You will usually get the middle rate (the one between the currency exchanges' buy and sell rates) plus a minor fee (between $1-5 USD)
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Note that on Holidays in Thailand ATM's get depleted for cash. Lots of people taking money out for local holidays, plus no one working to replenish.

I've always just swapped cash at the money exchange (You need your passport). i've always swapped cash in Thailand vs. here.
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I did take cad. Seems like exchange it here gets u better rate than vbce etc. And some places were giving 24.30 while some 23.xx. Just shop around.

I did use atm and had to pay xx bhat here as well as 3$ there to bank. Added to about $$13 in feez
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Been three times this year, hope I can lend a hand here.
If you're in Bangkok area, Superrich Currency Exchange (They have a few locations scattered about) was recommended to me and their rates were pretty good. Saw line-ups at a few locations so that's a good sign.
You can always exchange money at one of the larger banks too, but their rates don't seem to be as good. I tried SCB and was given an OK rate. Upside is, you'll be treated to full banking services so sit-down, have some complimentary iced tea and cookies and of course that sweet sweet AC.

If you're going to be on the smaller islands, bring THB with you as the exchanges there will be atrocious. Was offered 22.xx when rate was 24.xx. ATM is also not a good option as the "withdrawal" fees are actually higher the more distant you are from the larger cities.
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